Mutharika expresses shock over death of Gwanda Chakuamba

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Malawi President Peter Mutharika has said he is saddened with the death of politician Gwanda Chakuamba.

Chakuamba died Monday afternoon at Blantyre Adventist Hospital in Blantyre where he was admitted last week. Writing on his official facebook page, Mutharika said the country has lost a legend.

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Good old days: Mutharika (R) and Chakuamba (L) at a DPP rally.

“The First Lady and I are saddened to hear about the death of Steve Gwandangulube Chakuamba who passed on some hours ago at Blantyre Adventist Hospital.

“Gwanda -as we affectionately called him- will be remembered for many generations to come as one of the brave nationalists who played a great role during the struggle for an independent Malawi in the late 50s and early 60s,” wrote Mutharika.

He added: “As a nation we must choose to celebrate his life for the many fruits his brave character bore. He will remain as one of our national legends.”

Chakuamba Phiri was born 4 April 1934.

From the country’s independence in 1964 until 1980, Chakuamba was a key figure within the Malawi Congress Party (MCP), which was the sole legal political party.

During the rule of President Hastings Kamuzu Banda, he held many cabinet positions and was Commander of the MCP youth group Malawi Young Pioneers.

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  1. We @ 7Heavensfoundation Malawi
    The President,The Executives and the Members.
    Are very Concerned and affected by the death of Our Countryman G.Chakwamba.
    We will remember him for ever.May his Soul rest in Peace.Amin!
    Apology to the State President! Gwanda Chakuamba Family and all Malawian Community for the Loss.Once again May His Soul Rest in Peace.
    D.Douglas Mbewe

  2. Munthu akatisiya timayenera kuzisiya zonse mmanja mwa Mulungu chifukwa ndiye mwini kukhululuka… RIP Mr chakuwamba we will miss you!

  3. chakwamba pa 17 September 1972,ndiamene anamenya makofi mafumu ku mzuzu!!. kuwatibula including amfumu achikumbu. ndani sakuziwa kodi?? rip

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  5. Bravo Mr Mutharika,thats The Kind Of Leadership We Always Expect From Gentlemen Like Him.Keep On Walking The Talk For Thats The Reallife Stuation That People Tend To Experience You Know A Leave Politics A Side Gear. That Aspect Of Being Concerned Makes Me See The Real Humanne In The Proffessor.Bravo_ Apm, Rip_ Gwanda.

  6. Bravo Mr Mutharika,thats The Kind Of Leadership We Always Expect From Gentlemen Like Him.Keep On Walking The Talk For Thats The Reallife Stuation That People Tend To Experience You Know A Leave Politics A Side Gear. That Aspect Of Being Concerned Makes Me See The Real Humanne In The Proffessor.Bravo_ Apm, Rip_ Gwanda.

  7. Chakuamba was a Hero, ? in what way ? Can you list down his achievements on his constituency level and National level.I say here Chakuamba was not a Hero,prove me wrong.

  8. May his soul rest in peace, he waz agreat man and well to do in mind (wisdom&intelligent on the concerpt of politics) we hv loss the vital man.

  9. Gwanda RIP sindidzayiwala MCP inamumanga 1979 kumucharger zaka 22 zoti akhale kundende.Multiparty oitalowa mu1993 inayesetsa nkumutulutsa kundende chaka cha 1994.Anakhala mundende zaka 13 anatsala ndi 9YRS Kuti amalize kipika jeri yake.Ndithokoze Multiparty mwina pomaliza zaka zimenezi mwina akanatha kufera konko 22yrs sipano.Komanso ndikawerengeranso zaka zimene wakhala chichokereni kuNdende ndi 22yrs kufila mpaka amamwalira ayi zabwino zonse Hamba Khahle Tata.

  10. Zomvetsa chisoni kwambiri ndi chakuti anthu ngati awa amapita ndi chinsinsi chambiri kumanda especially after being so many decades in politics.